Egypt arrests, deports Palestinian migrants
Published Friday 11/10/2013 (updated) 13/10/2013 13:47
Recent political unrest in Egypt has complicated the country's
relations with Gaza. (MaanImages/File)
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Egyptian security forces in the north of Sinai arrested seven Palestinians who were living in Egypt illegally, a Maan reporter said.
Some of the Palestinian migrants entered Egypt via tunnels under the border with Gaza, sources said. Others overstayed their residency permits, and at least six of them were deported.
The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza has been closed frequently in recent weeks due to political unrest in Egypt and violence in the Sinai peninsula. It closed again on Oct. 5.